Researchers advance detection method for explosives

ADELPHI, Md. — Route reconnaissance in support of convoy operations remains a critical function to keep Soldiers safe from roadside explosive hazards, such as improvised explosive devices, unexploded ordnance and landmines. These hazards continue to threaten operations abroad and continually Read More …

Russian Army develops system to detect suicide bombers in crowds using Syrian experience

Servicemen of the Russian Ground Forces’ Fifth Scientific Regiment developed a system to detect the so-called suicide belts in crowded areas, using experience gained in Syria. The new system is presented at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum. The Read More …

UK: £2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

DASA launches competition to find and develop new technology to screen people, possessions, goods, vehicles, areas and buildings The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a £2.8 million competition to find state of the art and technological solutions for Read More …

Could Airbus’s ‘E-Nose’ Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out a Job?

If you’ve ever boarded an airplane for an international flight, you’ve likely come into direct contact with a very cute but very formidable bomb-sniffing dog. Once you’re on the airplane, though, the pooches aren’t typically along for the ride, meaning Read More …

How the National Guard dresses for COVID-19 and other disasters

We got a virtual tour of the gear on hand at a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. The coronavirus pandemic has understandably spurred millions to think about how they protect themselves—and others—in public spaces. And now, the Centers Read More …

Radar to spot the bad guys from on high

China’s space engineers said they can now offer a new method to detect terrorists transporting explosives as well as track moving targets more efficiently than current modalities. Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Radio Measurement, affiliated with the China Aerospace Read More …

New York Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. The Port Authority will launch the pilot test Read More …

New NATO project to help with real-time detection of explosives in public transport

A new NATO project, EXTRAS, led by research institutions in Italy and Serbia, will make it possible to detect explosives and prevent terrorist attacks on public transport. The project, funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, will Read More …

Technology To Screen For Explosive Vests Coming To Penn Station

Suicide vest-detection technology is coming to New York City’s Penn Station. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the federal Transportation Security Administration will start testing the screening equipment on Tuesday. Schumer pushed for the technology to be tested in Read More …